Please note that our teen program is only open to former Camp Winston campers (ages 14-17). Our first two sessions are for our male teens and the subsequent two support our female teens. The purpose of the teen program in addition to improving social and recreational skills is to teach job readiness. Work experience is broken down into hard skills (how to do dishes, mop floors, do laundry, work in a kitchen, help teach activities, or work with children…) and soft skills (presentation of self, conflict resolution, communication, being on time…). Each evening Teens choose jobs for the next day and they have the option of starting a camp-long project in a wide variety of fields.
Teens may also choose to participate in a three day canoe trip in Algonquin Park.
Teens attending our program sign a contract holding themselves to certain standards for treatment of other participants, problem solving, and a desire to be at camp. Upon successful completion of the program teens are paid an honorarium in addition to whatever wages they were able to save.
We offer the Teen Program during the following dates:
Session 1 (Boys): June 24th - July 7th
Session 2 (Boys): July 9th - July 22nd
Session 3 (Girls): July 29th - August 11th
Session 4 (Girls): August 15th - 28th
The teens prepare resumes, employment letters and role-play job interviews to gain experience and confidence for real-world situations.
Teens participate in a three day canoe trip in Algonquin Park to learn about co-operating in a community group, developing self-reliance and acquiring outdoor skills.
Teens participate in presentations by visitors from various employment organizations to gain an understanding of the skills and attitudes required for success.